Ian Raleigh wrote:
One woman blurted out ''This is what we pay our council tax for'' - ''For cyclists to be in our way''
I don't understand these bizarre comments that people make.
There was a guy on a radio phone in, around the time Wiggo got knocked off, his comment was "They don't pay road tax (yawn) and they look weird cos they wear tight lycra". WTF is that all about?
Why don't these people just say what they really think 'I want this for myself and I don't want anyone else using it', that is in effect what that woman and the guy on the radio were saying.
We get the same crap when riding horses on the road, all the 'you don't pay road tax' and 'you should be on paths' what that really means is' this is MY road, get the fcuk off of it'.
Crazy crazy world
trouble is car drivers don't pay road tax, infact no one has paid road tax since they abolished it in 1938. that little round thing in the windscreen is a tax people pay for being able to operate a motor vehicle on a public road, that's why its called vehicle excise duty and based on the emissions the vehicle puts out not how much space it takes up on the road. ive never had anyone say I shouldn't be on the road because I don't pay taxes (I do) but im sure if I did and then tried to educate them regarding said facts they would not listen/believe me, a bit like rule 163? of the highway code
by the way I would welcome a bike tax, it might give us some legitimacy and ive lost count of how many numptys ive seen without lights wearing dark clothes, im no ctc beardie but fcuk me! some people are a hazard to themselves!
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